Enterobacter cloacae

General Information

Fermenting gram negative rod, of the Enterobacteriaceae family

Enterobacter cloacae complex includes E. cloacae, asburiae, kobei, hormaechei, ludwigii, nimipressuralis

GI flora, especially in hospitalized patients.

Infection usually in nosocomial setting.

Nosocomial infections:

  • Pneumonia (HAP)

  • UTI

  • Wound infections

  • Prosthetic device and line infections

May require contact precautions if highly resistant.